I've decided that since I made a few finished sample houses, I should start cutting down all the pieces and then go about finishing them. I have cut mother forms and am going to vary the details of the houses. So, although they may have the same basic shape, they will differ in color, texture, roofing, door and window placement, etc. I'm going to check out some fun stationary papers to see if I can get a really high corrugated panel for some of the roofing. I have looked at boxes, but they seem too flat, and I know that once I rip off the outer layer, it won't look very good.
More cutting and more testing to come!